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The battle against Organized Crime of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s was a watershed for crime fighting politicians working to enhance their reputations and seek higher office. Catching criminals and getting them jailed and sometimes executed helped William O’Dwyer become mayor of New York City and Thomas Dewey become governor of New York State and almost president of the United States. And J Edgar Hoover strengthened his hold on the imagination of the public and his job as head of the FBI.

Writers continue to draw from that period, producing an endless flow of books and movies. PUBLIC PARTS is rooted in that era even as the action takes place in the early 1970’s. The unsolved mystery surrounding the 1941 death of prize crime snitch Abe “Kid Twist” Reles powers the narrative when Larry Levine, the unenlightened son of Big Moe Levine, takes over the family auto parts business as his father has become implicated and must leave town. What happens to Larry and PUBLIC PARTS is the story. And the plot to silence Kid Twist is revealed at last.

 

CAST OF MAJOR CHARACTERS

Abe “Kid Twist” Reles – Dead
“Big Moe” Levine – Running
Larry Levine – Trying
Laurie Levine – Dissatisfied
Ann Riordan – Burdened
Donna Maria “Dawn Sanders” Sandoval – Doomed
Inspector Gordon Lynch – Corrupted
Detective John Mannion – Overambitious
Irv Napolitano – Body Shop Plus
Carmine – The Heavy
Ed Brown – Creep
Irwin Berk – Accountant
John Philip Haddon III – The Loan Arranger
Estefan Gomez – Sancho
Hiram Peterson – Publicly Adjusting
Bernie “The Attorney” Schwartz – Washed Up (?)
DA Dekter Hall – The Prosecutor
Judge Ferdinand Forzano – The Bench Warmer
And Many Others

Read PUBLIC PARTS to learn their stories and more.

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